Let’s give equal time to compensate for the well deserved pitting of Republican Georgia Senator Don Thomas. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) told the Toledo Blade:
Note that this was an interview she gave her local newspaper, not an off-the-cuff, thoughtless comment. She really believes this.
Of course, her comparison of the Green Mountain Boys to fundamentalist, Islamic terrorists is insulting and ignorant. Note that the Bin Laden cannot be regarded as any sort of “freedom fighter,” because he is not fighting for freedom. He’s fighting for religious tyranny – a theocracy. And, he’s fighting to kill Christians and Jews.
In addition, her blithe assumption that the US might seize the land in Iraq is a way of calling the President a liar, since he has repeated affirmed that this is not his purpose. Since it has no basis, her assumption shows stupendous ignorance or anti-American bias or something. Yet, Ms. Kaptur has the power to help create our laws.
Can’t we remove from public service Marcy Kaptur, Senator Patty Murray (who made somewhat similar comments), and Don Thomas as a package deal?